Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava
Opening Night Gala with live entertainment and special guest Aahana Kumra
Opening Night SOLD OUT. Second screening announced: 7.3opm at BCC Darwin on Sun 24 September. Buy tickets here
Set in the crowded by-lanes of small town India, Lipstick Under My Burkha chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom.
Though stifled and trapped by conservative conventions, these four women claim their desires through small acts of courage and stealthy rebellion.
OPENING NIGHT GUEST OF HONOUR
Based in Mumbai, India, Aahana Kumra is a popular theatre, Bollywood and television actress. She plays one of the four leading ladies in Lipstick Under My Burkha, one of the most discussed films of 2017 – highly controversial and initially banned in India despite winning multiple awards at international film festivals.
With special thanks to DIFF partner SilkAir
Audaciously outspoken about women's sexual desires and fantasies, both visually and verbally.Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter